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- enPR: po͝of, IPA(key): /pʊf/
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- Rhymes: -ʊf, -uːf
- Homophones: pouf, pouffe (with certain dialects and/or accents)
- Onomatopoeia indicating a small explosion with a cloud of smoke; as caused by a deflating object, or a magical disappearance.
- Poof, he was gone.
- 1969, Beard & Kennedy, Bored of the Rings, page 87:
- Even now, in the spring, the river softly cries, 'Menthol, Menthol, you are one wazoo. One day I'm the elf next door and the poof I'm a river.'
- 1995, Christopher McQuarrie, The Usual Suspects, spoken by Verbal (Kevin Spacey):
- The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist. And like that, poof. He's gone.
deflating object or a magical disappearance
- To vanish or disappear.
- 2019, Justin Blackburn, The Bisexual Christian Suburban Failure Enlightening Bipolar Blues, page 22:
- He's a figment of your subconscious Eric, not mine, so I tapped into Ultimate Reality and poofed him out.
- He poofed into thin air.
- (intransitive) To break wind; to fart.
poof (plural poofs)
- (UK, Australia, New Zealand, derogatory, colloquial) A male homosexual, especially one who is effeminate.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:male homosexual
A male homosexual.